Kate's Cuisine

Oct 05 2017

Taco Seasoning

Taco Seasoning

So I promised you several posts this week on homemade spice blends, and today’s is all about taco seasoning. I used to buy those little packs you can get at the grocery store and that are filled with all the spices you need; and there is not so much as a stir required. But there are more than delicious spices in those packs. Firstly, the spices have likely turned stale and bland; and you’ll get more than you bargained for when you also consume things like MSG, preservatives and a whole bunch of other nasty stuff. And the chances are, you likely have all the spices contained in those packs sitting in your pantry, anyway.

With this homemade taco seasoning, you can still get all the convenience those little packages would give you. Just whip up a big batch and keep it in an airtight container along with all your other spices. You’ll have to double or triple the batch if you want to do that, as this recipe will give you about 3 tablespoons of taco seasoning; just about as much as you’d get at the store. But the recipe is very easy to multiply, and the next time you go to make tacos, or anything taco-related, you’ll be able to just sprinkle some on and feel good knowing the meal is truly made from scratch!


  • 1 tablespoon chili powder $0.23
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder $0.10
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder $0.08
  • 1 teaspoon oregano $0.20
  • 1 teaspoon paprika $0.16
  • 1 teaspoon cumin $0.25
  • 1 teaspoon salt $0.01
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper $0.01
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes $0.12

Total cost $1.16


1.) Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Place any remaining spice mixture into a spice jar or other airtight container and store at room temperature.

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